In February of this year, Michigan State University hosted a landmark event, Strategic Visioning For Cyberinfrastructure, Computing, and Information, to begin a campus-wide dialogue on the University in the Digital Age. As a direct outcome of this event, a Working Group on Computing and Information was formed and began the process of casting a vision and identifying next steps. What resulted is a proposal titled The School of Computing and Information, which was submitted to Provost Kim Wilcox and Vice President Ian Gray.
Revolutionizing Science and Engineering through Cyberinfrastructure
This is the final report of a Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure, a panel of experts formed and charged by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate to evaluate current major investments in cyberinfrastructure and its use, to recommend new areas of emphasis relevant to cyberinfrastructure, and to propose an implementation plan for pursuing them.
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ACLS has appointed a national commission on cyberinfrastructure in the humanities and social sciences. This commission will carry out research, hearings, and consultations to gather information and develop perspective, completing its work within the calendar year 2004 and issuing its report in early 2005.
Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities & Social Sciences
"Cyberinfrastructure" is more than just hardware and software, more than bigger computer boxes and wider pipes and wires connecting them. The term was coined by NSF to describe the new research environments in which capabilities of the highest level of computing tools are available to researchers in an interoperable network.
Digital Libraries: Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. The theme of JCDL 2005 highlights the powerful role of digital libraries as cyberinfrastructure. This cyberinfrastructure has the potential to engender the creation of new tools, research methodologies, and processes that will enable scientists and learners to investigate the natural world, the social world, and the human-built environment in new and previously unimaginable ways.
Links to Computing and Information Academic Units
What follows are links to academic units focused on computing and information. While rather lengthy, the list is not guaranteed to be complete. And, other institutions are make and executing plans for similar units as well.
The MSU Working Group on Computing and Information recently submitted a proposal titled The School of Computing and Information to Provost Kim Wilcox and Vice President Ian Gray.
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